07-19-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #28


Title
Merritt Island High School StangSat Team field trip to Logan, Utah

Discussion
The Merritt Island High School StangSat Team have been selected by NASA to participate in the CubeSat Workshop and Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah August 5-10, 2011.  Total number of students is dependent on fundraising efforts.  The cost for two possibly three students have been paid by NASA.  Four (4) teachers/parents and three (3) NASA mentors will be attending.  By attending the CalPoly Workshop and small satellite conference, the StangSat students and NASA team will gain insight into the best practices and emerging technologies being utilized in the CubeSat community.  Students will travel via Delta airlines.  The other students have conducted fundraisers for the costs.  Students will miss one day of school.  Due to only one board meeting in July, this item was not previously submitted for information. 

Recommendation
Approve the Merritt Island High StangSat Team field trip to Logan, Utah, August 5-10, 2011.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 7/19/2011

Authority for Action
Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Mr. Gary Shiffrin, Principal, Merritt Island High, 454-1000

Dr. Ronald R. Bobay, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826




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